Adjudicator & AoBBA Member

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I started playing the cornet at the age of 13 under my father Edward  Rostron. I then joined Weldbank Prize Band, Chorley, I moved to Principal Cornet for the Chorley Silver Band. I had two  tutors, William Haydock and Richard Evans. At  age of 17  I Joined the world famous Wingate Temperance Band, reaching  Assisting Principal Cornet.  1970 I changed instruments to Tenor Horn, following the departure of Gordon Higginbottom. My most precious moment with the band was winning the National Championships in London in 1971.In  1973 I moved counties from  Lancashire to Yorkshire taking up the position of Principal Horn with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, The band became Granada Band of the year, BBC Best of Brass, Yorkshire Area Champions and EEC European Champions. I have  played as guest Principal Horn with Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Faireys, Leyland, Grimethorpe, GUS, and the James Shepherd Versatile Brass. I took up the Baton with Askern Colliery Band and after 2 years moved to Dodworth Colliery Band. I was offered the position of Musical Director with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and in its first contest qualified for the National Finals in London. I am a Full Member of AoBBA,I Have Adjudicated on All Levels at, North West Regional , Welsh, Midlands & WEBBA, Twice at National Finals and Butlins Mineworkers, Brass at the Guild.I have Adjudicated at Whit Friday March contests, Brighouse March & Hymn Contest, Wansbeck Entertainment Contest, The Fyfe Charities Open Contest, The North of England Solo & Quartet Contest. I have Been an Adjudicator Mentor for Trainee adjudicator. I have been  professor/tutor to the national Youth Band of Switzerland and am in constant demand as an adjudicator and Conductor.

197 Tomwood Ash Lane, Upton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 1LJ
07774 685681

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